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Supporting the Development of Independent Legislatures

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with partner countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, HDP uses peer-to-peer exchange programs, training seminars for members and staff, and targeted material assistance to build capacity in key areas such as legislative oversight, budget analysis, committee operations, constituent relations, and library and research services. Its singular focus on the legislative branch of government and its unique ability to bring together American legislators and their peers from around the world have made the commission a valuable forum for strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.

Latest News

February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC (February 13, 2019) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy named Chairman David Price (D-NC) and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan (R-FL) to lead the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) for the 116th Congress.  HDP is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S.

July 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman David Price (D-NC), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), convened senior foreign policy leaders to discuss how to alter the recent trend among some emerging democratic countries toward autocracy.